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OverDrive’s impressive 2013 shows readers finding new outlets for e-books
January 17, 2014 | 12:33 pm

OverdriveData suggests that e-book sales are flat and slowing down. However, ask those working at publishing companies and they will politely tell you the pace hasn’t slowed down at all. At the Digital Book World Conference, several publishers including Sourcebook’s Dominique Raccha and Simon & Schuster’s Carolyn Reidy both agreed the rate of change is not slowing down even with the information that e-book sales have slowed. A big part of that may have to do with information released this week from OverDrive, a distributor of e-books, digital audiobooks, music and video to libraries. Consider this: it took 10 years for OverDrive to reach...

Publishing CEOs focus on challenges at the Digital Book World Conference
January 15, 2014 | 2:25 pm

digital book world conferenceNEW YORK – While traditional publishers look for ways to compete in the digital marketplace, one of the biggest problems they face still has to do with physical stores. Traditional publishers are losing out on shelf space with the loss of Borders or smaller outlets getting rid of books, making it difficult for consumers to discover new titles. A panel of CEOs in the digital space discussed challenges at the 2014 Digital Book World Conference + Expo with Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy looking at this unique problem for traditional publishers. “The loss of shelf space and that whole discovery mechanism —...

Morning Links — DBW Conference & Expo starts today
January 15, 2013 | 9:51 am

The Death of Aaron Swartz and the New Hacker Crackdown {Gawker} eBooks at 50%? (Digital Book World) Bilbary Founder Time Coates on What Libraries Need (Good E-Reader) 2012 Predictions Reviewed (Dear Author) Are the Days of the $14.99 eBook Numbered? (Forbes) Kindle Daily Deals: A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block {+ 3 others} [gallery columns="2"]    ...